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11:55 AM ET, July 30, 2010

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U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis:
National Income and Product Accounts  —  Gross Domestic Product: Second Quarter 2010 (Advance Estimate)  —  Revised Estimates: 2007 through First Quarter 2010  —  Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States …
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Catherine Rampell / New York Times:
U.S. Economic Growth Slowed to 2.4% Rate in 2nd Quarter  —  The United States economy expanded at an annual rate of 2.4 percent in the second quarter, after expanding 3.7 percent in the previous three months, the Commerce Department reported on Friday.  —  Nonresidential fixed investment …
Jeannine Aversa / Associated Press:
Recovery loses speed as consumers turn cautious
Sara Murray / Wall Street Journal:   Revisions Show Weaker Economy
Christina Bellantoni / TPMDC:
Dems Call On GOPers To Renounce Phyllis Schlafly Over Remarks About ‘Unmarried Women’ (AUDIO)  —  Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly took aim at “unmarried women” at a recent fundraiser and in an interview with TPM, saying that they overwhelmingly support President Obama and are all on welfare.
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Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
When Phyllis Schlafly Speaks the Truth, Democrats Call It ‘Extremism’  —  Phyllis Schlafly is one of conservatism's great heroines.  Both Michelle Malkin and Ann Coulter acknowledge Schlafly's influence as a role model.  Forty-six years after her rallying cry for Goldwater, A Choice Not an Echo …
Robert Winnett / Telegraph:
Wikileaks Afghanistan: Taliban ‘hunting down informants’  —  The Taliban has issued a warning to Afghans whose names might appear on the leaked Afghanistan war logs as informers for the Nato-led coalition.  —  In an interview with Channel 4 News, Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman …
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Robert H. Reid / Associated Press:
July the deadliest month of Afghan war for US
CNN:
Army private transferred to Virginia amid WikiLeaks probe
Discussion: newsfeed.time.com
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Curbing Your Enthusiasm  —  Why does the Obama administration keep looking for love in all the wrong places?  Why does it go out of its way to alienate its friends, while wooing people who will never waver in their hatred?  —  These questions were inspired by the ongoing suspense …
David Freedlander / New York Observer:
McMahon Campaign Hits Grimm For Taking “Jewish Money”  —  Mike Grimm, a G.O.P challenger for Mike McMahon's Congressional seat, took in over $200,000 in his last filing.  —  But in an effort to show that Grimm lacks support among voters in the district, which covers Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn …
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Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
McMahon fires ‘Jewish money’ aide
Discussion: Daily Kos and Hartford Courant
Quinnipiac University:
Crist On Top In 3-Way Florida Senate Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Dem Sink Tied With Either Republican In Govenor's Race  —  Florida Gov. Charlie Crist leads the three-way race for the U.S. Senate seat with 37 percent, followed by 32 percent for Republican Marco Rubio and 17 percent …
Laura Myers / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
U.S. SENATE RACE: Poll: Reid, Angle neck and neck  —  Sixty percent of Nevadans see nation on wrong track  —  Sen. Harry Reid and Sharron Angle are locked in a dead heat, says a new poll for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and KLAS-TV, Channel 8 that shows the GOP challenger regaining ground …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid plans showdown with GOP on funds for education, Medicaid  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will force Republicans to vote next week on a $26.1 billion package of education funding and Medicaid assistance to states.  —  It will be a tough vote for centrist Republicans …
Discussion: CNN
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Annie Lowrey / The Washington Independent:
Senate Moves EduJobs and FMAP Funding
Discussion: Ezra Klein and Wall Street Journal
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
S.E.C. Charges Brothers With $550 Million Fraud  —  WASHINGTON — Samuel and Charles Wyly, the billionaire brothers from Dallas who are large donors to philanthropies and to conservative causes, were charged Thursday with conducting an extensive securities fraud that the Securities …
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Did the government cause the Gulf spill?  —  The generally accepted view of the Deepwater Horizon disaster has focused on the blowout preventer and the non-standard procedures BP conducted just before the explosion and fire.  However, most of the damage and the main source of the spill came …
ABCNEWS:
Rangel Ethics Trial ‘Right Course,’ Gibbs Says  —  Political Parties Spar Over Ethics, Leadership as Rangel Case Moves Forward  —  A House committee took the “right course” by moving ahead with plans for a public trial of New York Rep. Charles Rangel on ethics charges …
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Jeremy Schwartz / Austin American-Statesman:
Banks won't take Fort Hood shooting suspect's paychecks  —  BELTON — As he sits in the Bell County Jail, accused of the Nov. 5 Fort Hood shooting that left 13 dead, Maj. Nidal Hasan continues to receive his monthly U.S. Army paycheck, which based on his rank and experience is probably more than $6,000.
Discussion: Left Coast Rebel
Jillian Rayfield / TPMDC:
Anthony Weiner's Spitting Mad Rant Against Republicans On The House Floor (VIDEO)  —  The House was debating a bill last night that would provide up to $7.4 billion in health care aid to rescue and recovery workers who have faced health problems since their work in the wake of the September 11 attacks.
Elizabeth Williamson / Washington Wire:
Gibbs Takes on Rush Limbaugh  —  At a briefing today to discuss the administration's efforts to rescue the auto industry, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs took on conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh—and every other critic “sitting in the cheap seats” -for criticizing the rescue …
Barney Henderson / Telegraph:
North Korean football team shamed in six-hour public inquiry over World Cup  —  North Korea's football team has been shamed in a six-hour public inquisition and the team's coach has been accused of “betraying” the reclusive leader's heir apparent following their failure at the World Cup, according to reports.
Discussion: Hit & Run and SBNation.com
Joe Conason / Salon:
Fred Barnes not on a team?  Why did GOP pay him?  —  The Weekly Standard editor claimed political purity in bashing Journolist, but he's on the Republican payroll  —  In the pages of the Wall Street Journal, Fred Barnes has lately lamented the betrayal of “traditional journalism” …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
BP establishes $100M fund for displaced rig workers  —  Embattled oil giant BP on Thursday established a $100 million fund to support unemployed rig workers displaced by the moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.  —  The federal government enacted the deepwater drilling ban …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Jeffrey Zients will be acting Office of Management and Budget chief  —  TAGS: - Barack Obama, - White House, - Peter Orszag, - Rahm Emanuel, - Obama Administration, - Rob Nabors, - Office Of Management And Budget, - Jeffrey Jeffrey Zients  —  Jeffrey Zients will be acting director …
Discussion: The Page
 
 
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Walter Alarkon / The Hill:
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